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Wednesday May, 30 2007.
Yank's 5th Consecutive Loss, Sinks Them to Last Place in the AL East
By mvyb, 09:56

              Yankees 2, Blue Jays 3
W- Accardo (1-0)
L- Pettitte (3-4)
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New York:
Giambi: 2-4, HR (7)
Posada: 1-4, RBI
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Toronto:
Hill: 2-3, R, SB
Rios: 1-3, RBI, sac fly
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Man, when was the last time we got to watch an enjoyable Yankee game? Sheesh... I've almost forgotten what it's like to win.
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Anyway, nothing new happened last night... Pettitte pitched brilliantly (seven innings, one earned run), but the Yankee bats were quiet, their defense was atrocious, and their mindset was awful.
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The Yankees came into this game expecting to lose.
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Goat of the Game:
Bobby Abreu
- 0-4, K
- 3 LOB
- grounded out with two runners on in the 8th
 

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Thursday April, 19 2007.
A-Rod's Heroics Lead New York to Another Improbable Win!
By mvyb, 23:25

               Indians 6, Yankees 8
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W- Henn (1-0)
L- Borowski (0-1)
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Cleveland
Dellucci: 1-5, HR (1), 2RBI
Martinez: 2-3, HR (1), 3RBI
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New York
Abreu: 4-5, 2RBI, R
Rodriguez: 1-5, HR (10), 3RBI
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Talk about saving the best for last.... With two outs and no one on base, the New York Yankees launched one of the most awesome comebacks I've ever seen, as they beat up on Cleveland closer, Joe Borowski. And yes, it was Alex Rodriguez who delivered the death blow.
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(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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But first, a quick recap of the previous eight innings of the ballgame.... Darrell Rasner pitched 4.1 innings (81 pitches), allowing one run on 4 hits. Mike Myers and Brian Bruney survived (by the skin of their teeth) the next two innings. The Yanks took a 2-1 lead in the sixth on a monstrous Giambi home run, but Luis Vizcaino served up a juicy one to Victor Martinez and the Injuns were up 5-2. Farnsworth and Henn handled the eighth and ninth innings respectively, allowing only one (unearned) run.
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Joe Borowski came out and retired Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera on a total of ten pitches. Then the fun began...
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Indians 6, Yankees 2..... 2 outs.... no one on base....
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- Josh Phelps hits a solo homer to left
- Posada singles to center on a 2-2 pitch
- Johnny Damon walked on a 3-2 pitch upstairs
- Jeter singles to left, Posada scores
- Abreu singles to left, Damon scores
- A-Rod hits a walkoff, three-run bomb
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Let me tell you, I thought this ballgame was over back in the eighth... And with two outs in the ninth, I was not very confident in our chances of winning. But.... it ain't over, till it's over.
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Now Alex was a hero tonight, no doubt, but we shouldn't forget the tremendous at-bats by Phelps, Posada, Damon (especially), Jeter, and Abreu. If one of these guys had failed, A-Rod would never have come up to hit.
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The Yanks head to Fenway on a high note. Back on Monday, I had some big fears for this six-game stretch, but the Yanks are off to a fine start. If A-Rod continues to hit like he has been, the Yanks will take at least one or two from the BoSox.
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Player of the Game:
Alex Rodriguez
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- walkoff, 3-run homer

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Wednesday April, 18 2007.
Wright Solid in Debut, A-Rod Hits Home Run #8
By mvyb, 11:13

               Indians 3, Yankees 10
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W- Wright (1-0)
L- Westbrook (0-2)
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Cleveland
Hafner: 2-4, HR (2)
Blake: 2-4, 2B, R
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New York
Rodriguez: 2-5, HR (8), 3RBI
Posada: 1-3, HR (2), sac fly, 3RBI
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Chase Wright battled the weather and his own jitters all night, but managed to pitch five effective innings against the Cleveland Indians. Wright allowed only three earned runs, but threw 104 pitches in five innings. The Yanks had to be pleased with what they saw from Wright, and I'm pretty sure he'll make a few more starts for the team before heading back to AA.
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(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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Meanwhile, the Yankee bats crushed Jake Westbrook as they roughed him up for eight earned runs. Alex Rodriguez hit his league-leading 8th home run and drove in 3 RBIs. Jorge Posada (who is off to a fabulous start this season) also homered and drove in 3 runs. Posada is on pace for 150+ RBI and 25+ homers. Doug Mientkiewicz also hit one out (gasp!), his first homer as a Yankee.
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The 10-3 win was a great way to start off this rough 6-game stretch. New York hopes to win the series against Cleveland tonight in an Igawa v. Sowers matchup.
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The Yanks better bring their bats.  
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Player of the Game:
Alex Rodriguez
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- 2-5, RBI single, 2-run HR (8)

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Wednesday April, 11 2007.
Yanks Shell Twins, Pettitte Strong through Six
By mvyb, 10:10

             Yankees 10, Twins 1
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W- Pettitte (1-0)
L- Bonser (0-1)
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Minnesota:
Kubel, 1-1, RBI
Cuddyer: 1-4, 2B
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New York:
Damon: 1-5, HR (1), 3RBI, 2R
Rodriguez: 1-3, HR (6), 2RBI, 2BB
Cabrera: 3-4, RBI, R
.
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A-Rod continued his mutilation of pitches over the plate last night, and, after launching his sixth homer of the season, he was intentionally walked for the first time this year. If Alex keeps hitting the way he has lately, we're gonna see a lot more of that.
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Johnny D also had a homer, his first of the year, and with it came his first few RBI. Melky Cabrera finally snapped out of his slump and went 3-4 with a 2-out, RBI-single in the second.
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(AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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But obviously, the story of the night was Andy Pettitte, who delivered six innings (96 pitches) of scoreless baseball. The Yankee lefty allowed only four hits, one walk, and 3 K's in his second start of the season.
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The Yanks face Ramon Ortiz tonight as they go for the sweep... Mussina is on the hill for the Yanks and is hoping to make it three consecutive stellar starts for the New York rotation.
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Player of the Game:
Andy  Pettitte
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- pitched 6 shutout innings
- allowed no runs
- picked up the win

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Tuesday April, 10 2007.
Pavano Solid in Yankee Win
By mvyb, 10:59

              Yankees 8, Twins 2
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W- Pavano (1-0)
L- Ponson (0-1)
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Minnesota:
Hunter: 2-3, 2B, RBI
Kubel: 1-3, RBI
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New York:
Jeter: 3-4, 2R
Abreu: 3-5, HR (1), 4RBI, 3R
Rodriguez: 1-4, HR (5), 2RBI
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For the first time in 2007, the Yankees actually played good fundamental baseball. The starter pitched well and deep into the game, the offense hit homers and drove in a ton of runs, the defense was above average, and the bullpen shut down the opposing team.
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The Yanks got off to a fabulous start in the top of the first, scoring three runs ( an RBI-single by Abreu and 2-run double by Posada) off Sidney Ponson. Bobby Abreu lengthened the lead to 5-0 with a 2-run bomb in the second, and Carl Pavano went to work.
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(AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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Compared to the way the other Yankee starters have pitched all year, Carl Pavano looked like the ace of the team. The great Mauer-Cuddyer-Morneau combo went 2-12 ( .165 BA) against Pavano with no runs batted in. That is a beautiful thing.
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Pavano allowed six hits and two earned runs in his seven innings of work. He struck out two and (shock of the night!) walked no one. He left the game after throwing only 79 pitches, which is clearly very economical.
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A-Rod continued to destroy everything in his path as he followed an Abreu RBI-single (in the sixth inn.) with a two-run opposite field homer, his fifth homer in just six games. A-Rod is the quickest Yankee ever to hit 5 homers in a season.
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Brian Bruney and Kyle Farnsworth held down the fort in the final two innings. New York's bulpen continues to shine, and in my opinion, is the second best pen in the league (after the Twins).
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Tonight we have Andy Pettitte versus Boof Bonser. Interesting matchup there... I hope the Yankees play like they did last night.
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Player of the Game:
Carl Pavano
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- pitched 7 inning, allowed only 2 runs
- walked no one, struck out 2
- was the first starter to pick up a win this year

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Sunday April, 08 2007.
Matsui to the DL, Yanks Lose Series to O's
By mvyb, 18:36

              Orioles 6, Yankees 4
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W- Bedard (1-1)
L- Rasner (0-1)
S- Ray (2)
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Baltimore:
Millar: 2-3, HR (1) 2R, 3RBI
Bako: 1-4, HR (1), 3RBI
Bedard: 7IP, 5H, 3ER, 5K
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New York:
Rodriguez: 1-3, HR (4), 2RBI, BB
Damon: 2-2, 3B, R
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Exluding the A-Rod grand slam, this was a week that Yankee fans will definitely want to forget. Just take a look at New York's starting pitcher's line from April 2nd to April 8th and you'll shudder.
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Pavano: 4.1IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER
Pettitte: 4IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER
Mussina: 4IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER
Igawa: 5IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER
Rasner: 4.1IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER
               Total:
    21.2IP, 36H, 27R, 24ER
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As you can see, Darrell Rasner was not sharp this afternoon. The Yanks had handed him a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first, thanks to an RBI sac fly by Abreu and a two-run homer by A-Rod. But that lead was soon squandered as Rasner gave up a juicy two-run homer to Millar and a 3-run shot to Bako.
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Erik Bedard, meanwhile, settled in and pitched 7 dominant innings against the formidable Yankee lineup.
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(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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The Yanks scored one in the eighth (a Melky Cabrera RBI-ground out after a Damon triple), but Chris Ray composed himself and shut the door in the ninth.
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The only consistently positive thing the Yanks had this week was a solid pen. Take a look at these numbers:
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Bruney: 2.2P, H, BB, 6K
Henn: 4.2IP, 2H, BB
Proctor:3.2IP,4H,2ER,2BB
Myers: 4IP, H, 3BB, 2K
Vizcaino: 3.1IP,2H,BB,R,K
Farnsworth: 2IP,H,K, BB
Rivera:  2IP, H, 4K
             Total:
22.1IP,12H, 9BB,3ER,14K
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(Note: I left Pettitte's one inning of relief work out of this stat box because he is technically not part of the bullpen.)
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When your bullpen has to pitch 22+ innings in a week and allows only 3 earned runs, you're in a good place. Our seven-man pen had a gorgeous 1.25 ERA for the entire week! If the Yanks had gotten two or three decent starts out of the rotation, the Yanks would be heading into Week 2, 5-0.
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One last bit of news... Hideki Matsui is headed to the DL for 15 days. Kevin Thompson will take his place on the roster.
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Oh, well.... You have to put the past behind you... Tomorrow the Yanks take on the Twins in Minnesota. Boof Bonser versus Carl Pavano. Should be interesting...
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Goat of the Game:
Darrell Rasner
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- 4.1IP, 8H, 5ER, 2BB, 2K
- picked up the loss

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Saturday April, 07 2007.
A-Rod Comes Through! (So Let's Temporarily Forget Igawa's Start)
By mvyb, 22:47

            Orioles 7, Yankees 10
 .
W- Rivera (1-0)
L- Ray (0-1)
 .
Baltimore:
Mora: 2-5, HR (2), 2B, 5RBI, R
Markakis: 2-5, HR (1)
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New York:
Rodriguez: 3-4, 2HR (3), 2B, BB, 6 RBI, 4R
Bullpen: 4IP, H, BB, 0R, 5K
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At approximately 4:22 PM, I knelt, hands folded and heart pounding, in front of my TV. "Please, A-Rod... Please...."
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And then our dear thirdbaseman swung his bat and I was happy.
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Man, if you missed today's game.... You are out of luck. But before I get to the ninth, here's a brief summary of the first eight innings.
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- The game started off on the wrong foot with Igawa getting pounded hard by the O's. The Japanese-pitcher gave up 7 earned runs in just 5 innings of work... Melvin Mora (2-run HR and 3-run double) was at the heart of this ruthless beating; Nick Markakis and Brian Roberts also chipped in.
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- A-Rod hit a two-run homer in the first, and Posada's RBI-single brought the game to 7-3 where it stayed till the eighth.
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- Brian Bruney (IP, 3K) Mike Myers (IP, BB), Luis Vizcaino (IP, K), and Mariano Rivera (IP, H, K) were absolutely lights-out against Baltimore for four innings. They're the forgotten heroes of the afternoon...
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- Hideki Matsui exited the game with a "strained left hamstring" and was replaced in left by the ever-versatile, Miguel Cairo.
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- Jason Giambi came to bat with two on and one out in the eighth and mauled a Baez pitch into the left field seats.
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Now in the bottom of the ninth, Doug Mientkiewicz grounded to second and Melky Cabrera (who picked up his first hit of the year in an earlier at-bat) struck out swinging. Robby Cano got on with a single, the Yanks first hit against Chris Ray in the series. The Cap'n had a long and difficult at-bat, but finally coaxed the walk. Bobby Abreu wasn't given the opportunity of being the hero, as he was hit in the leg on the second pitch he saw.
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Then Alex strode to the plate.
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Ball 1.
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Called strike 1.
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Swing and a miss, strike 2.  
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And on a 1-2 pitch, the 2005 MVP hit a walk-off grand slam to dead center. From there on it was nothing but celebration. The trot around the bases, the team leaping on Alex as he touched home plate, Jeter pushing A-Rod out of the dugout to take a curtain call, etc...
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(For pictures, see previous post.)
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Tomorrow Darrell Rasner makes his first start of the year.... but I'm not gonna worry about that until tomorrow afternoon. Right now it's time to celebrate!
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Player of the Game:
Alex Rodriguez
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- 3-4, 2 HR, 2B, BB, 6RBI, 4R
- hit a walkoff grand slam

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A-ROD HITS WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM!!
By mvyb, 17:51

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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I'll put together a recap as soon as I can calm down....

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Friday April, 06 2007.
Mussina Struggles, Yanks Fall to O's in Series Opener
By mvyb, 23:07

           Orioles 6, Yankees 4
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W- Loewen (1-0)
L- Mussina (0-1)
S- Ray (1)
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Baltimore:
Mora: 3-5, 2R
Markakis: 2-5, 2 2B, 2RBI, R
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New York:
Cano: 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
Jeter: 2-5, 2B, R
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And the New York Yankees give away another game.... but this time, it wasn't their defense, but just their over-all lack of clutch-hitting.
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Here are five HUGE situations the Yanks had tonight to break the game open in their favor.
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Situation: 2nd inning. Runner on third, two outs.
Result: Phelps grounds out.
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Situation: 3rd inning. Bases loaded, one out.
Result: Giambi pops out to second. Matsui grounds out.
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Situation: 4th inning. Runners on second and third, two outs.
Result: Jeter grounds out.
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Situation: 6th inning. Runner on second, two outs.
Result: Melky flies out to right (at least he got the ball out of the infield.)
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Situation: 7th inning. Bases loaded, two outs.
Result: Cano pops out to short.
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Oh yeah, and Mussina was terrible.... which didn't help matters much. The Moose totally lacked control (3 walks allowed). He could get ahead of hitters, but couldn't put them away. Five of the eight hits Mussina allowed came with two strikes on the batter.
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There isn't much to be happy about, but the Yankees' bullpen did do a tremendous job. Sean Henn pitched three shutout innings, allowing only one hit.... I think he really impressed Torre and the coaches, and will be called on a lot this month. Myers and Proctor combined for two hitless innings.
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(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Oh! And the Yanks committed no errors. That's good.
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Day game tomorrow.... Igawa on the mound.... Things just might get worse.
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Goat of the Game:
Jason Giambi
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- Had bases loaded and only one out in the third. He popped out to second.
- left 6 men on base
- went 0-5 with a strikeout

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Gloves Yet to Arrive in New York
By mvyb, 16:48

           Devil Rays 7, Yankees 6ys 7,
 
W- Lugo
L- Vizcaino
S- Reyes
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Tampa Bay:
Dukes: 1-4, HR
Iwamura: 2-4, 2B, 3R
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New York:
Matsui: 2-5, 2RBI, R
Cano: 3-5, RBI, R
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Sheesh..... another defensively embarrassing game.... The Captain committed two more errors (he now has three on the season) and our Gold Gloving firstbaseman also contributed to one of the most unpleasant Yankee games I've ever seen.
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The evening started off with much excitement, as Yankee fans watched the beloved Andy Pettitte take the mound once again for New York. Pettitte pitched a nice, quick inning, and let the Yanks get to work. Cano, who was leading off for the first time in his career, singled to get things started. Alex doubled him home.
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But from there.... things went just awful. Pettitte left after pitching four innings (83 pitches) and allowing four runs (two earned). Jae Seo settled in and held the Yanks to just four runs in six innings. The D'Rays took the lead off of Scott Proctor, who was less than sharp in his first appearance of the season. Matsui tied it up, but Monday's winner, Luis Vizcaino, gave it back to the Tampa Bay (on a wild pitch/passed ball). The Yanks loaded the bases in the eighth (with only one out) for Abreu and A-Rod.... but neither slugger could get the ball out of the infield (Abreu grounded back to the mound and Alex popped to second).
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"We played sloppy. I don't care who you're playing. You're not going to win too many games when you play sloppy, so we've got to tighten it up a little bit."  - Derek Jeter
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I think I was as ticked off as any other Yankee fan was last night.... and I went to bed muttering things like, "This team doesn't have a shot of winning it all" and "the idiots didn't deserve to win."
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But in the morning, I've looked back on the game and have found a few positives.
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1) Andy Pettitte wasn't THAT bad.
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Whenever a starter goes only four innings in a ballgame, you know he doesn't have his best stuff. But the real reason that Pettitte's line in the boxscore looks so bad, is that he had no help from his teammates.
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-There were two outs in the second, when Cano botched a play that he should have made (and usually does make). That lead to an "earned" run.
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- Ben Zobrist grounded to short on Pettitte's first pitch of the third.... and Jeter couldn't make the routine play. Zobrist later scored.
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- Doug Mientkiewicz committed error number two, a  play that allowed Crawford to advance from second to third. He later scored. Delmon Young reached base later in the inning thanks to the Captain's third error of the season.
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Now you have to also remember, that it was bitterly cold and windy in the Stadium... and Pettitte, I'm sure, had a lot of jitters in his return appearance in the Bronx.
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(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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2. The bullpen was halfway decent
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Vizcaino and Proctor both allowed runs (thanks, Jorge), but Bruney, Myers, and Farnsworth were pretty sharp. That's a good sign for the Yanks.
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But, in conclusion, I think it's best we put this game behind us, and look forward to tonight's game ( boy, can the Moose be a hero tonight).
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Goat of the Game:
Derek Jeter
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- committed 2 errors
- left 4 men on base
- was caught stealing
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Wednesday September, 20 2006.
One Game to Clinch
By mvyb, 12:28

With a 6-3 victory over Toronto ( combined with a Boston loss), the Yanks lower their magic number to 1.
 
Karstens was pretty good, although he gave up a ton hits, only 3 runs scored. He was helped out big time by his defense- Johnny Damon stole a bases-clearing triple ( or maybe inside-the-park homer) from the Jays in the 5th inning.
 
Abreu, Matsui, and Posada all homered. Posada hit the 20 HR mark, passing last year's total. Posada has 85 RBIs, 62 runs scored and a .279 BA. Not bad.
 
The Yanks did sustain a few injuries though- Damon cut his hand diving to catch a ball on the warning track, Jeter was hit in the wrist by a pitch in the first inning, and Giambi felt discomfort/ soreness in his wrist during the fifth inning. Giambi was the only player who had to leave the game. I expect each of these players will miss a few games.
 
Tonight, we'll be treated to a pitching match-up for the ages:
 
Roy Halladay v. Sean Henn

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Thursday September, 07 2006.
Bombers Win Third Consecutive Series
By mvyb, 10:36

The Yanks won an easy ballgame, 8 to 3, thanks to the efforts of two players: Randy Johnson and Jorge Posada.
 
RJ pitched very well, hitting the corners with his fastball and coming in with his slider ( as opposed to leaving it out over the plate). Johnson allowed only one hit and two walks in seven solid innings of work. The hit, a triple, was erased by Jorge Posada's brilliant pickoff, and a double play wiped away a walk. For some reason, Scott Proctor came into the game ( with a 8-0 lead). Why? Our bullpen is now expanded, and there were dozens of other pitcher Torre could have gone to, why Proctor, who leads the majors in appearances? Proctor allowed one unearned run, and Farnsworth, who did need some work, allowed a two-run homer in the ninth. But there were room for these mistakes, so I'll let them slip by without ranting.
 
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
 
The runs for Ne York were produced by Jorge Posada, who blasted two 3-run homers ( one to right and one to left-center). Posada now has 19 HRs and 79 RBIs. Derek Jeter extended his hitting streak with a single in the first and a an RBI-double in the fifth. Jeter is now only 1 point behind Joe Mauer in the batting title race ( .344 to .345). Giambi broke out of his 0 for endless at-bats, with a booming double to right-center. Finally!
 
The Bosox lost 8-1, so our magic number dips to 15. And, the Tiggers lost again, so we are 1.5 games behind them for the best record in the American League.
 
Hideki Matsui made an appearance with the Trenton Thunder, going 1 for 3 with and RBI single. He should be back by the end of the month.
 
Thursday is an off day ( I can hear Proctor and Villone rejoicing), and on Friday the Bombers head to Baltimore for a 4-game series ( Lidle, Wang, Mussina, and Johnson are the scheduled starters).

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Tuesday September, 05 2006.
Yankees ( + KC's Bullpen) v. Royals
By mvyb, 16:42

The Yankes headed into the bottom of the eighth last night, with a 4-run deficit. Chien-Ming Wang was not as good as he had been of late ( he wasn't terrible or anything, but he did give up 3 runs in 5+ innings). Luke Hudson was giving a career performance, striking out 10 Yanks ( thanks to some terrible calls by the home plate ump) and allowing only 1 run.
 
But as the seventh ended ( 5-1, Kansas City), the fun began. KC showed off its brilliant bullpen... this is how the inning went:
 
- A-Rod blooped a single to right-center
- Posada hit a 2-run homer the opposite way ( 5-3, KC)
- Cano singled to left
- Cabrera walked on 4 pitches
-Williams ( in a fine at-bat) walks
- Damon singled up the middle ( 5-5)
-Jeter struck out swinging
- Abreu doubled to DEEP center field ( 7-5, NYY)
-Giambi grounded out
- A- Rod walked
- Posada singled ( 8-5, NYY)
- Cano homered ( 11-5, NYY)
- Cabrera popped out
 
 
The Yanks would tack on another run in the ninth ( Abreu sac fly).
 
There were a couple of questionable decisions by Torre: Why was Villone used AGAIN???? Why did Proctor pitch with a 6-run lead??? What happened to Dotel ( why didn't he pitch)?
 
But in the end, I guess it all worked out.
 
Tuesday night, Mussina comes back off the DL ( groin injury).... This is a big game for the Yanks, since we need him to be back in shape for the playoffs.
 
Oh, and the magic number is now 17.

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Friday September, 01 2006.
Yankees Take Series Aagainst Tigers
By mvyb, 10:09

The Yankees are now 5-2 against the "best team in baseball" this year. The only 2 times they lost, were games during which Mariano Rivera could not pitch ( once in Detroit Mariano had tweaked his back, and then 2 days ago, Mariano had pitched game 1 of the doubleheader). I am very confident in the Yankees' ability to beat this team in the postseason.
 
 
Randy Johnson gave us another solid outing, 8 innings and only four runs ( two were given up in the ninth when Torre was trying to milk a CG out of the tired Johnson). The Big Unit struck out 8 and allowed only 4 hits. Rivera came in and picked up his 33rd save of the year.
 
And, oh happy day! Alex Rodriguez hit a home run, and a double, and an RBI single ( plus, he scored two runs and stole a base). Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come in this month and the next.

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Thursday August, 31 2006.
Game 1: Everything Goes Right, Game 2: Everything Goes Wrong
By mvyb, 11:10

In the first game of New York's day-night doubleheader against Detroit, Chien-Ming Wang was brilliant. He pitched 7 and 2/3rds innings of scoreless baseball, holding the Tigers down to just 3 hits. Wang struck out three and induced 13 ground-ball outs.
 
The offense came from Craig Wilson who launched a monster solo home run into the left field stands and Jason Giambi who added an insurance run on a sac fly.
 
Game 2 was a bit more pathetic. The Yankees finally received a strong outing from Jaret Wright: 6.1IP, 6H, 2ER, BB, 5K
 
It was Wright's longest outing of the year. Brian Bruney and Ron Villone did an outstanding job in relief ( getting the Yanks out of two major jams). Derek Jeter ( 2-run double) and Alex Rodriguez ( RBI groundout) drove in all the Yankee runs. But as a team, the Bombers only collected 3 hits. Not so good. So into the ninth we went, with our hearts set on a sweep.
 
 
And Scott Proctor rudely rips them out.  After walking two batters, Proctor hung a breakingball to Craig Monroe. Because he pitched in Game 1, Rivera wasn't available.... and without him, we can't win.

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